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Ripped Jeans. I don’t get it.

September 9 2019

I’ve noticed a few ripped jeans on my day excursions into town. Every time I see a young girl wearing them, my initial thought is ‘Oh, those jeans have outlived their use, time to chuck them in the bin’. At first, I thought it was a laziness thing. That they couldn’t mead them. I was then corrected to then find that they’re actually a style. People buy new jeans with rips in them?! Even men’s fashion feature rip jeans!
I don’t understand? Is it sexy to expose the knee? Don’t they get a chill? They look tatty. I thought they would be discounted because the jeans are damaged but nope it’s a style, they still cost just the same amount as non-ripped jeans!
I don’t think I’ll ever understand that style. To me, ripped jeans are gardening jeans, not something you where out in public!
Rip off.

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  • Keanu Reeves

    This is one of the reasons why Queenstown became a mess.
    People are too worried about someone else’s business instead of worrying about your own problems. Please get your judging habits together and solve them.
    Young girls can use whatever they like to. Actually, every woman has the right to use whatever they want to use. If it is looking sexy, chilled or tatty, this is not your business.
    I encourage you to use this space to talk about reasonable subjects like climate change, poverty, education, unemployment, health care, and corruption.
    Have a lovely day!
    Keanu Reeves

    Posted 10/09/2019 5:36pm (11 months ago)

  • GB

    Throughout history, thousands of fashion trends have come and gone. It is statistically impossible that every single one of them would appeal to you personally. It should not be anyones concern to 'understand' stranger's fashion choices (particularly young girls...?), much less to write in to a local publication to complain about it. My advice would be to stop trying to understand something that has nothing to do with you, rock your ripped jeans in the garden if that's where you like to wear them, and keep your opinions on young girl's outfits to yourself.

    Posted 12/09/2019 11:06pm (11 months ago)

  • Oldish fogey

    I would now consider myself on my way to old fogey-ism.. why? Because the on-the-street fashion trends I see now are none that I would partake in. I would just look odd.. However, I would never pass judgement on what the young ones choose to wear or their reasons for wearing them. Its their prerogative, as it was ours when in the 70's and 80's my parents (and their generation) judged me for wearing stone-wash supertapered jeans or growing a mullet.

    I agree with Keanu, people (other oldish fogeys) should worry about their own problems rather than pass judgement on young people's fashion. How do you think it makes me feel to see my generation wearing walking socks and sandles.. together.. at the same time!

    Just let the young ones be. It seems we have out-grown our ability to understand what is cool anymore and I'm happy with that.

    Posted 16/09/2019 12:18pm (11 months ago)